At a recent #PubPD organised by Craig Kemp, I again explore the notion of giving teachers more autonomy and explain simple ways to redefine teachers' professional learning, these can include:
I'm keen to hear ways you've seen schools changing the ways professional development are ran.
Below is a hands-on workshop I ran at the TeachTechPlay Conference exploring the idea around:
"How might we facilitate meaningful and engaging professional learning"
You can learn more about the SQUID activity here:
You can learn more about empathy maps here:
My quote of the past year.... What's yours?
I'm very excited and humble having been invited to visit Googleplex in Mountain View California as part of the Google Geo Teachers Institute later this month. They only invite 50 educators from around the world for each event...
As part of the Institute, participants will be learning all things Google, from Google Maps, Google Earth, to Tour Builder, and how to incorporate these tools, and much much more, effectively into our classrooms. "Attendees will also learn about innovative instructional strategies, theoretical foundations, and receive resources to share with colleagues. Speakers will share real life examples of how they are using these tools in their classrooms across all subjects."
It would also provide a wonderful opportunity to network with other teachers around the world and share ideas on what makes their classroom tick.
Keep an eye our on my Twitter account @nerdyphyseder for updates!
On Monday 7/7/14, a new web-show, 'Teach Tech Play', was born. Hosted by Eleni Kyritsis (@misskyritsis) and myself, it is a show where the audience gets involved and teaching ideas are shared, all within the space of 30 minutes.
Teach Tech Play is about
Each presenter is given 3 mins to share something they are doing in their classroom, and the audience will vote for their favourite presenter who will be crowned Play King/Queen for the month.
Teach Tech Play will be a monthly show airing on the first Monday of each Month at 8pm AEST.
Below is the first episode:
Eleni and I are looking for new presenters so if you are interested please contact us. Constructive feedback are also welcomed :)
Hope you enjoy our show and turn in on the 2nd episode airing Monday 4th August 8pm AEST.
Back on April 30th, I joined 5 other educators from all around the globe in an ‘#AppSmashLive’, a show and tell of tools we found to be useful in education. Some of the presenters include:
Mark Anderson (Apple Distinguished Educator) @ICTEvangelist
Michael Ha (ICT presenter) @Nerdyphyseder
Richard Wells (Apple Distinguished Educator) @iPadWells
Joe Dale (Keynote speaker) @joedale
Rachel Jones (Google Certified Teacher) @rlj1981
Jenny Ashby (ICT Specialist, Teacher coach) @jjash
Here is an article which Richard wrote which explains what AppSmashing is:
"Content created in one app transferred to and enhanced by a second app and sometimes third. Preferably the final product is then published to the web"